Oakover Village Project

Consultation has concluded for the time being. If you have questions about Oakover Village, please call 8470 8768 or email planningservices@darebin.vic.gov.au

YOUR CITY'S PLAN FOR A NEW, VIBRANT, MIXED-USE LOCAL ACTIVITY CENTRE

Council is working with the community to develop a vision for future development in the Oakover Village.

The area has a history of unique industrial uses that are no longer in place. Furthermore, the surrounding area is a mix of older and more recent housing, social housing and vacant land which provides opportunities for revisioning of the area.

The area has excellent existing attributes such as:
- proximity to train and tram;
- local and regional parks;
- local primary school and private College; and
- nearby Darebin Arts

YOUR CITY'S PLAN FOR A NEW, VIBRANT, MIXED-USE LOCAL ACTIVITY CENTRE

Council is working with the community to develop a vision for future development in the Oakover Village.

The area has a history of unique industrial uses that are no longer in place. Furthermore, the surrounding area is a mix of older and more recent housing, social housing and vacant land which provides opportunities for revisioning of the area.

The area has excellent existing attributes such as:
- proximity to train and tram;
- local and regional parks;
- local primary school and private College; and
- nearby Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre.

The recent approval of Planning Scheme Amendment C136 in September 2016 resulted in application of the Development Plan Overlay Schedule 11 (DPO11 – Oakover Precinct, West Preston) to the area.

DPO11 applies to the majority of land generally bound by Oakover Road to the south, Austral Avenue to the west, Railway Place to the east and a variable boundary to the north.

Council is now preparing preliminary plans based on the provisions and requirements of DPO11. Once these draft plans have been developed, they will form the basis for further community consultation for the precinct.

Consultation has concluded for the time being. If you have questions about Oakover Village, please call 8470 8768 or email planningservices@darebin.vic.gov.au
  • Oakover Transport Study - Report

    about 4 years ago

    Darebin City Council is developing a draft Transport Plan for Oakover Village in the area between Gilbert Road, Miller Street, Bell Street and the South Morang railway line in Preston.

    The draft transport plan will aim to address key issues including:
    • Traffic speeds and volumes in local streets
    • Pedestrian safety and comfort on footpaths and crossing roads
    • Transport impacts from future development of key sites
    The local community has been consulted throughout the development of the Transport Plan, and the final plan will be taken to the Council Meeting on the 23 November 2015. The community is invited to attend this meeting to present their views on the plan during public question time.

    Consultation included:

    Darebin City Council is developing a draft Transport Plan for Oakover Village in the area between Gilbert Road, Miller Street, Bell Street and the South Morang railway line in Preston.

    The draft transport plan will aim to address key issues including:
    • Traffic speeds and volumes in local streets
    • Pedestrian safety and comfort on footpaths and crossing roads
    • Transport impacts from future development of key sites
    The local community has been consulted throughout the development of the Transport Plan, and the final plan will be taken to the Council Meeting on the 23 November 2015. The community is invited to attend this meeting to present their views on the plan during public question time.

    Consultation included:
  • Oakover Transport Study Workshop

    over 4 years ago

    In May 2014, Council held a workshop to bring locals together with Council officers to develop ideas to better manage your streets, making it easier and safer to get around now and in the future.

    The outcomes report of the workshop can be found here.

    In May 2014, Council held a workshop to bring locals together with Council officers to develop ideas to better manage your streets, making it easier and safer to get around now and in the future.

    The outcomes report of the workshop can be found here.

  • Oakover Village Workshop

    about 6 years ago
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    Council held a community workshop for residents of the Oakover Village area on a sunny Saturday afternoon (September 14) at Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre and ran from 2pm until 4.30pm.  52 residents attended the workshop as well as Cazaly Ward Councillors – Cr. Julie Williams, Cr. Bo Li and Cr. Vince Fontana who all helped to open and close the event.

    The workshop involved residents working together in small groups to understand the opportunities for change in Oakover Village and to discuss the proposed planning controls forming part of Planning Scheme Amendment C136.  The workshop discussions were wide ranging...


    Council held a community workshop for residents of the Oakover Village area on a sunny Saturday afternoon (September 14) at Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre and ran from 2pm until 4.30pm.  52 residents attended the workshop as well as Cazaly Ward Councillors – Cr. Julie Williams, Cr. Bo Li and Cr. Vince Fontana who all helped to open and close the event.

    The workshop involved residents working together in small groups to understand the opportunities for change in Oakover Village and to discuss the proposed planning controls forming part of Planning Scheme Amendment C136.  The workshop discussions were wide ranging and produced a rich variety of feedback for Council to consider.  Each table discussion was unique and encompassed a range of considerations such as local values to be protected and opportunities and concerns relating to the proposed planning controls including the Development Plan Overlay (DPO) and the amendment process.

    If you wish to learn more, the workshop outcomes report is available for download here: Oakover Village Workshop Outcomes report - September 2013